THE PHILIPPINE EAGLE
For these regal birds, rainy season means mating season. Courtship begins in July signaled by a “sex call” made by male eagles to attract the females. During mating, these birds are seen doing aerial displays of joint activities such as soaring, dive chases, and talon presentation.
The Philippine eagle is endemic to the Philippines. They are also a critically endangered species and have been included in the IUCN list of threatened species since 1994. Their population continues to decrease due to habitat destruction, hunting (for food, zoos, and exotic pet trade), and being accidentally captured in traps intended for other animals.